Innovation is a function of structure not strategy.
If the corporate world embraces entrepreneurship as a key skill for their most talented people…
…and they are able to build structures that encourage risk
…the next wave of innovation could come from
– post offices and
Functional vs Customer Competence
☕ Are you selling a product or solving a problem?
This is the difference between:
– “Functional” competence and
– “Customer” competence.
The most agile companies today are ruthlessly aligned around customer problems.
Digital Transformation is platform thinking: if you can solve a customer’s problems by flying them from A to B, you now have permission to solve others.
Tony Fernandes shares with me his dream of building on the AirAsia platform to bring ASEAN music to the world.
All Innovation is Copying
💡There are no original ideas.
All innovation is copying.
Competitors copy, nations copy.
Get over it.
All that matters today is how good you are at execution.
How young women disrupt communications tech
WeChat, LINE and WhatsApp are used by nearly 3 billion people worldwide.
But where did this technology really come from?
There are many theories out there, but one that often doesn’t get credit is the innovation of Japanese High School girls. When it comes to decentralized communication technologies, young Asian females are often quick to identify and assimilate new trends.
Disruptive Innovation: The Mouse
17 NOV. On this day in history: the story of the humble computer Mouse.
It’s not as sexy as blockchain, AI or the internet, but the Mouse gave us modern computing, the tablet and the smartphone…
The story of the Mouse is testament to the power of having a vision, and the importance of taking small steps towards achieving that vision.
How Big Data Drives Innovation
A spicy Snickers bar!
Big Data can help develop radical product lines, as in this case of Alibaba + Snickers.
But Data is only as good as the story we can tell about it.
In a world overwhelmed by information, the skill of telling an engaging story is key to the success of innovation.
– Data is insight
– Story is what that insight means to you
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